The story of salvation that Yehoveh wove began at creation (Bereshit: Genesis) ends in Revelation ... and it has ALWAYS been about salvation through Yeshua, our Messiah.
How beautiful is this single thread?
Genesis 3:24 says ... “So He drove the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every direction to guard the way to the tree of life.”
“Guard the ‘way’ to the tree of life.” Hold onto that thought. It’s the thread that weaves it all together.
“He stationed the cherubim ...” Those same angels, cherubim, who are stationed at the entrance to the Garden of Eden (which means Delight in Hebrew) were also used to guard the Mercy Seat in the Holy of Holies.
Leviticus 16:2 “You shall make two cherubim of gold, make them of hammered work at the two ends of the mercy seat. Make one cherub at one end and one cherub at the other end; you shall make the cherubim of one piece with the mercy seat at its two ends. The cherubim shall have their wings spread upward, covering the mercy seat with their wings and facing one another; the faces of the cherubim are to be turned toward the mercy seat. You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the testimony which I will give to you. There I will meet with you; and from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, I will speak to you about all that I will give you in commandment for the sons of Israel.”
Once again, God’s holiness and righteousness are being guarded by cherubim.
The thread picks up again in Proverbs 3:17-18:
“Her [Torah] ways are pleasant ways and all her paths are peace. She [Torah] is a ‘tree of life’ to those who take hold of her, and happy are all who hold her fast.”
A continuing thread weaves the “tree of life” with the Torah, which contrary to popular belief, actually means ‘teaching’ not ‘law’. So it is God’s “instructions” [His teaching] which are written on our hearts and which point us to the ‘tree of life’. Listen to the beauty of Lamentations 5:21 ...
“Restore us to You, O Lord, that we may be restored; ...” Restore in Hebrew means return to the starting point, the ‘way’ to the tree of life.
And who is the way? Yeshua was and is and always has been the “Way” to salvation. He spoke of it himself in John 14:6: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”
It’s a tapestry spun by the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob from the beginning. And one day soon - perhaps very soon - we will be restored to the Garden of Delight with our King, Yeshua HaMashiach.